died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, six weeks before her 105th birthday. She was the aunt of Mary Jim (Charlie) Bottcher of Oneonta. Born in 1905 in Dickert, Ala., in Randolph County, Ruth was the oldest of eight brothers and sisters, two of whom survive her: John Minus (Marvolin) Stephens of Montevallo and Sarah Ellen Stephens Depew of San Diego, Calif. […]


94, of Cleveland, died Oct. 20, 2010, at Golden Living Center. Born in Florida, she was the daughter of the late France and Alice Thomas Henderson and the widow of Austin Whittington. She was a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for 25 years. Surviving are sons Dwayne Whittington of Jefferson Town, Tenn., and Allen Whittington […]

Class celebrates

The Pennington Class of 1960 celebrated its 50thyear class reunion Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Alabama coast. Syble Hazelrig Brindley of Oneonta and Maurice Gilbert of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., co-chaired the event. Forty-two members of the class and their spouses/ guests were greeted at the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Orange Beach with goodie bags filled with homemade goodies and […]


born Aug. 18, 2010, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. She weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and measured 18.75 inches. She is the daughter of Joe and Tresea Fountain of Snead and the granddaughter of Roy and Tonie Quinn of Allgood and Bonnie Fountain and the late Lowell Fountain of Snead. Welcoming her home were sister Paige Fountain and brother Tyler […]


HOW MUCH DOES EXERCISE REALLY AFFECT RISK OF CHRONIC ILLNESS? Risk is a statistical concept. No one can say exactly how much exercise will reduce an individual’s risk of a given illness. Overweight people with mild hypertension or type II diabetes will probably gain a great deal of benefit from regular exercise programs, while people already fairly healthy may have […]


Playoff scoop – four in, three out

The final week of the regular season is this week and for three Blount County teams – Hayden, Locust Fork, and J.B. Pennington – that means that the 2010 high school football season comes to an end. However, that also means that the season continues in the playoffs next week for Appalachian, Cleveland, Oneonta, and Susan Moore. Appalachian’s loss at […]

Cleburne County runs over Oneonta

The Cleburne County Tigers and Oneonta Redskins met last Friday night in Heflin with the runner-up spot in 4A Region 6 on the line, Apparently, someone forgot to tell the teams’ defenses how big the game was as the Redskins and Tigers combined for 41 first downs, 73 points, and more than 1000 yards of offense in a 39-34 Tiger […]

Ragland upsets Appalachian

The Ragland Purple Devils limited visiting Appalachian to just 58 yards rushing and intercepted three Eagle passes in a 21-14 victory last Friday night that gave the Purple Devils the top seen in 1A Region 6. The defenses dominated the first three quarters. Ragland took a 7-0 lead to the half when John Arnold hit Kijana Bothwell with an 11-yard […]

J.B. Pennington falls at White Plains

The visiting J.B. Pennington Tigers trailed just 12-0 at the half but White Plains dominated the second half and won 33-0 last Friday night. White Plains got a touchdown in each of the first two quarters but missed extra points left the Wildcats up just 12-0 at the half. However, the Wildcats came out firing in the second half with […]

Cleveland batters Cold Springs

The Cleveland Panthers used a powerful running game to extend the misery of visiting Cold Springs in a 49-13 romp last Friday night. Cleveland stayed almost exclusively on the ground during a game in which 10 different Panther had carries. Cleveland got on the board early on a 10-yard run by Luke Awtrey midway through the first quarter. After Cold […]

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